Phoenix Books in Rutland hosted a book release party.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Heron's Cove (a fictitious town on the coast of Maine) there's a massive food poisoning on a yacht (could it be poison mushrooms?), a painting gets stolen and a British intelligence officer arrives in town along with a former art thief.
This novel is set in "Boston and Maine and a little bit of Ireland and England" Neggers told the 30 or so readers in the bookstore, similar to the previous books in this series.
In the novel, everyone gathers to celebrate a family wedding. It's fall in Maine. The foliage is spectacular and all will go smoothly for the book's characters, right?
"But of course nothing ever happens quietly for Emma and Colin" Neggers said.
"There are three kinds of cake at the wedding" she said. "If you go to my website I have a trivia quiz and I think one of the questions is 'what are the three kinds of cake (or at least name one of them)?'"
She spoke about growing up in Western Massachusetts (in a small town, Belchertown) and how those life-experiences inspired her to write the Swift River Valley series of books centered around the fictitious town of Knights Bridge.
Neggers spoke for a little over a half hour then met with fans to sign books, take cell phone photos and answer any questions her readers had.
Emma Sharpe is recovering from a shattering loss (Imposter's Lure-2018) while her husband, Colin Donovan, is deep into his latest undercover mission. So they’re grateful to enjoy a peaceful autumn weekend together on the southern Maine coast to celebrate Colin’s brother Andy’s wedding.
But the peace is short-lived when Kevin Donovan, a marine patrol officer, receives a call to check on suspected food poisoning at a party aboard a yacht. Colin decides to tag along. He is surprised to recognize one of the victims as an undercover British intelligence officer, and it quickly becomes evident they’re dealing with something very sinister. At the same time a valuable painting by Irish artist Aoife O’Byrne—a friend of Emma and Colin’s—is missing from the yacht, and the connections make the investigation international and extremely personal.
Emma and Colin discover they are up against a deadly foe who plans to strike again. With the help of HIT, their small, elite Boston-based FBI team, they must foil an attack that will have devastating effects. It’s a case that will alter their lives beyond anything they’ve ever imagined…
Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sharpe & Donovan series featuring Boston-based FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, and the popular Swift River Valley series set in the small, fictional New England town of Knights Bridge.
With many bestsellers to her credit, Carla loves to write now as much as she did when she climbed a tree at age eleven with a pad and pen and spun stories perched on her favorite branch.
Neggers has lived in Quechee (Hartford, Vermont) since 1997. Prior to moving to Quechee she lived in Springfield, Vermont for seven years.
Carla and her husband divide their time between their home in Vermont, a sofa bed at their kids' places in Boston and various inns, hotels and hideaways on their travels, frequently to Ireland.